My Blog ...

not to be confused with financial advice ....

  • New World Economics

    I haven't had a rant for a while about the parlous state of the world economy or central banking monetary policy and quantitative easing ("QE") etc., etc.,

    This is because of a thought I keep having … more

  • Grasping linux by the horns.

    I've wanted to run a full node on the iota tangle for about 20 months now but have been put off by the hurdles (I completely failed the KYC of one german ISP obviously being a dodgy IOM customer) and … more

  • A funeral today.

    A good friend died recently. I'm going to send him off shortly.

    He lived knowing that tomorrow is full of possibilities and yesterday is spent.

    Still, as pointed out to me, ten more years would … more

  • So I missed my 2018 Indian paragliding adventure .....

    Catch up  ....

    I missed my planned October 2018 vol-biv trip in India due to breaking my collar bone the weekend before I was due to travel by falling off a new mountain bike....... doh!

    What an … more

  • Where I have got to with Qubic

    I have been attempting to learn more about Qubic and (on the basis that only I read this blog) what follows is really just an aide-memoire pour moi.

    So ... iota qubic protocol, oracles, assemblies, … more

  • Always the harbinger of doom!


    I've been away for a while.

    In the interim, I've NOT become a paragliding instructor.

    But, I did get close to investing in a chalet in St Andre Les Alpes to build a centre of flying excellence. … more

  • My Paragliding Epiphany

    OK. Here’s the rub.

    On the basis that only humans and ants (for all the wrong reasons) are capable of altruism, for the last 2 years or so, I have been endeavouring to bootstrap start-up businesses, … more

  • I went for a job interview recently.

    I went for a job interview recently. Not, at first blush an unusual event. But unusual for me as I haven't had a "proper job" for the last 18 years.

    Nevertheless, it was a job that I wanted rather … more

  • This year I'm excited about "iota"!


    I'm pretty sure that no one reads this blog so, although I try to keep it professional and to the point, it's tempting to use it more as a personal journal or diary so please excuse any … more

  • ICO or IPO?

    Hi. It’s been a little while since I posted here and a lot has gone on in the world of crypto$.

    Also, there have been a lot of things going around in my head which I wanted to try to put together in … more